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January 30, 2017
Explainer: Who Is Affected By Trump’s Entry Ban To U.S., And How?
U.S. President Donald Trump last week issued an executive order temporarily banning refugees from all foreign countries and aliens from seven blacklisted, predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Who is affected, and what does it mean for them?
January 29, 2017
Reading The Readouts: A Closer Look At The Trump-Putin Phone Call
For Americans and Russians looking for clues about how relations will shape up under U.S. President Donald Trump, the Kremlin and White House readouts of his first postinauguration phone call with Vladimir Putin had something for everyone -- and not quite enough for anyone.
January 28, 2017
Conservationists Eye Kazakhstan To Give Tiger Second Chance
Plans to reintroduce tigers to Central Asia, using the Amur tiger from Russia, have been a topic of discussion for about a decade. But the idea got a scientific boost earlier this month when a study laid out the options for restoring tigers to the region and identified a "promising site" in Kazakhstan that could support nearly 100 wild tigers within 50 years.
January 26, 2017
Iranians Raise Cry As They Brace For U.S. Immigration Ban
Anticipating an executive order from the White House to temporarily shut off Iranians' access to U.S. visas and other avenues to immigration, Iranians have voiced frustration with being targeted for exclusion alongside citizens from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries where conflicts are raging.
January 25, 2017
German Family Trades 'Sexually Permissive' West For The Wilds Of Siberia
Fed up with refugees in Germany and unwilling to submit their 10 children to sex-education classes in public schools, the Martens family pulled up stakes and moved to a tiny village in Siberia. Although their life there has been trying so far, they are together and confident in the future.
January 24, 2017
Dispute Over St. Petersburg Cathedral Takes Anti-Semitic Turn
Leaders of Russia's Jewish community have accused a top lawmaker of making anti-Semitic remarks when he criticized ongoing protests against the handover of St. Petersburg's iconic St. Isaac's Cathedral to the Russian Orthodox Church.
January 23, 2017
Could A Hard-Line Woman Challenge Rohani In Iran's Presidential Vote?
Four months ahead of Iran's presidential election, the absence of a clear challenger to face incumbent Hassan Rohani has led to talk that the gray-bearded clerics who dominate Iran's opaque system might bet on a woman.
January 22, 2017
'Bombs Fell On Us Like Rain': One Survivor Recalls Aleppo Siege
Abdulkafi Alhamdo was one of hundreds of civilians allowed to leave eastern Aleppo with rebel fighters after Syrian forces, backed by Russian bombing, retook it in December. He describes how he lived through the months-long siege with his wife and infant daughter.